Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Big(ger) Boy Room

Jalen's room has been updated. Ki, Ry, & Aj got him new Star Wars bedding, so Nick and I moved the beds around and got him a full size bed. He is in love and it seems to actually give him more room to play. He is excited someone can actually sleep with him because he has room for two pillows side by side.

Monday, December 26, 2011


We are so blessed. Jalen was super excited for Santa and got everything he wanted. He is so into Star Wars and for two people (Nick and I) who know nothing about Star Wars this isn't a good thing. Thank God for family members who absolutely love it. He got Star Wars galore for Christmas and lots of toys he's been wanting including a basketball goal and a Kindle Fire. He is definitely a spoiled and loved little boy. It is so much fun for the holidays to see all of our family together hanging out. I have to say this Christmas really brought light to how blessed we are to have family to celebrate with. God is good! Hope all had a Merry Christmas and remember the reason for the season -- HIM! :)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Ride with Santa on a Train

We went down to Bonsal, NC to go to the train ride with Santa. The boys had a blast going through all the trains and then riding the hour ride train ride with Santa. Jalen and Ryan were a bit scared of Santa at first, but then by the end of the train ride they were yelling all the different things they wanted out. It was a lot of fun! :)

Christmas 2011

I love Christmas and decorating for it. It's so much fun and especially when Jalen is so excited and wants to decorate every room in the house with stuff. :) It was cute, Jalen told Grandpa on the phone that we have Christmas trees everywhere!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Elf on the Shelf

This silly elf was sitting in Elmo playing trains this morning when Jalen found him! Jalen said he is very funny!

Friday, December 2, 2011

His Tree!

This year Jalen wanted a new tree for all of his ornaments so I agreed. We went to Wal-Mart and came home with a 6-foot tree and 20 silver balls! He loves it though and proudly turns it on everyday. He's waiting for Santa and can't wait for him to come... He made me put his presents under his tree. I love this age and this time of year. It's such a blessing to be able to have fun with Christmas and for him to still know the true meaning of the season! By the way, he painted his own star!he had to have a star on his tree! It wasn't complete without it.

Elf on the Shelf

This year Santa sent Jalen a magical elf. He delivered him while Jalen was blowing the leaves! He is very excited. He named him Daffy. We went through names like Scooby, Angry Bird, and Sneaky (Nick's suggestion), but Daffy (we shortened from Daffy Duck) is what he decided. We hope to have years of fun with this!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pullen Park!

Yay! We are so happy Pullen Park is now open again! It is so nice and still such a fun, neat, and reasonable place. We are excited for all of the picnic areas! More pictures to come...

This is what happens..

When we go outside and splash and splosh in the mud.. We have to enjoy outside from inside!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

My Baby

Watching him sleep never gets old. I love our nightly routine of reading, giving hugs and kisses, thanking God, and saying "sweet dreams." I would not trade these moments for the world. He is the greatest gift of my life!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

My Fixer

"Jalen, will you be my baby forever?"

"No, Mommy, when I get to be a big man, I'm going to be a fixer -- I'm sorry!"

Have to love this little boy!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Jalen and Ryan had a blast making the scientist lab at Lowes this past weekend. They've had more fun with baking soda and vinegar than I ever thought they would!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Best Friends

These two are truly a part of our family! We never thought they'd get along like they do. They fight but then lay with (or on top of) each other! Izzy bathes Lady. We think Lady thinks Izzy is her Mama.


Jalen? Pick up a worm!? Yes, today he did! This is the first time I've seen him get his hands dirty and truly grab every worm! I love fishing. Who would've thought I'd ever say that? It's more than fishing.. It's being with my Dad, spending time with Jalen and Ryan, and remembering it's the simple things in life that matter the most!!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Rag Wreath

My new creation I'm very proud of! I love it. I'm determined to decorate the house with all "our" stuff! Customize your own today -- ha!

Sunday, October 23, 2011